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Orbán: Govt Ready to Work with Cooperative Local Councils

The government is ready to “cooperate with all mayors and local councils that are themselves ready to cooperate,” Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in parliament’s opening autumn session on Monday. Referring to the recent local elections, Orbán said that “everybody, regardless of party affiliation, must work for Hungary and the Hungarian …

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The Left-liberal Opposition Takes Over Budapest

Apart from certain important cities, the country remained orange in general, while in Budapest, the joint opposition scored a much-awaited and in certain districts, a very surprising victory. Analysts agree this might bring a new era in domestic politics. No pollster predicted Gergely Karácsony’s victory. What is more, his triumph was rather …

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The Stakes of Upcoming Local Elections Through Experts’ Eyes

According to political analysts, the upcoming municipal election might have the highest stakes out of all the local elections since the regime change in Hungary.  Although not necessarily for government parties, more likely this year’s municipal election will be decisive for the whole Hungarian opposition. The fate of these political …

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Orbán in Italy: Christian Democratic State Has Been Built in Hungary

Hungary has in recent years postulated a political and state model: it has constructed a Christian democratic state, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said at a meeting of the national-conservative Brothers of Italy (FdI) party in Rome on Saturday. This model works and is successful, Orbán said. The political success is obvious: Hungary’s …

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Pollsters: Who Will Likely Be the Next Mayor of Budapest?

With the local elections just around the corner, we take a look at the chances of mayoral candidates in Budapest. Will Fidesz supported István Tarlós win his third consecutive term on October 13 or this time joint leftist opposition candidate Gergely Karácsony will defeat the incumbent mayor? Also, what are the chances …

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Viktor Orbán’s son-in-law amongst the top 100 wealthiest of Hungary

István Tiborcz, Hungarian Prime Minister VIktor Orbán’s son-in-law made his debut on the list of the top 100 wealthiest businessmen at the 32nd place. According to napi.hu‘s assessment, he is worth 35 billion Forints (~€107 million) and he is the youngest person on the list. István Tiborcz’s wealth grew mostly …

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Donald Trump and Viktor Orbán to meet in Washington on 13 May

Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs confirmed to origo.hu that: US President Donald Trump had invited Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán for a working visit in Washington on 13 May. The meeting will be about energy security, US-Hungarian defence cooperation and bilateral relations, and questions of security in the region. Earlier, …

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Peopleʼs Party suspends Fidesz with immediate effect

Hungaryʼs governing populist party Fidesz has been suspended by the centre-right European Peopleʼs Party (EPP), the biggest political grouping in the European Parliament, after a vote triggered by what many member parties see as Fideszʼs defiance of EU policies and EPP values, according to breaking reports Wednesday evening. In an …

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Hungary at Ambassadorial-level ties with Netherlands

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó held an extraordinary press conference this morning at which he announced that he has summoned Hungaryʼs ambassador to the Netherlands home for consultations after Dutch Ambassador to Hungary Gajus Scheltema voiced strong criticisms of the Hungarian government in a newspaper interview. As …

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Hungary Lashes Out at Soros With Poster Campaign

Israel’s ambassador to Hungary denounced the campaign, but hours later Israel’s foreign ministry issued a statement critical of Soros. The Hungarian government launched a poster campaign vilifying the billionaire George Soros. Large posters of the philanthropist appeared all over Hungary in recent days. Soros is depicted smiling, with the text “Let’s …

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Orbán Only European Leader to Congratulate Erdogan

Budapestbeacon reports: Turkey’s state news agency has revealed that Prime Minister Viktor Orbán joined the ranks of leaders of several autocratic states as he congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for a narrow referendum victory on Sunday. The news was first reported by Turkey’s Anadolu Agency news wire which was noticed by …

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